We are almost halfway through 2022 and if we’ve seen anything over the past few years, it’s that recruiting top talent is more challenging than ever. At the start of 2021, we saw what is now being referred to as “the Great Resignation,” a movement where millions of Americans quit their jobs to seek more fulfilling work. Around one and a half years later, we are still feeling the effects of the Great Resignation. That’s why Prescott HR has compiled this helpful and updated list of recruitment tips for your organization to try in 2022. Keep reading to learn more!
Establish an Employee Referral Program
Does your organization already have a great team in place? Then why not lean on your current employees to help you recruit top talent! Establishing an employee referral program can be a win-win when it comes to recruiting new team members to your organization. Your current employees are likely to have a wide network of like-minded and talented individuals who could make a great fit at your organization. In order to make an employee referral program successful, it’s important to implement incentives that your team members actually want, like monetary bonuses. It’s also important to make this process as easy as possible for your employee. We suggest providing employees with an easily accessible online form to submit referrals.
Utilize Social Media
Social media is an incredibly powerful recruiting tool. If you aren’t already using social media platforms to recruit new team members, here is your sign to give it a try! Social media can be an effective tool to demonstrate your company culture, so make sure your posts are as authentic as possible. Be sure to always post any current job openings on your social media pages and encourage your staff to like and share the posts with their own network. It’s also important to make the application process as easy as possible with social media. We recommend creating a simple form for the employee to fill out and don’t forget to make it mobile-friendly. Also, consider sending applicants to a landing page where you can easily track which social media platforms are garnering the most responses.
Reach Out to Previous Employees
One often overlooked aspect of recruiting can be reaching out to previous employees. Perhaps you had an excellent employee who decided to leave your organization to pursue other endeavors. When recruiting for a new position, do not hesitate to reach out to them and check-in. Do they like their new role? Are they considering a career change? Keep the door open with regular communication for your previous employee to come back to the team. On a similar note, be sure to pull older applications for professionals who you’ve interviewed in the past who did not choose to come on board. Circumstances may have changed and now could be the right time for them to join the team.
Work with Prescott HR
Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization recruit new talent, including creative hiring ideas. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.